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Home remodeling starts with the spark of an idea. Bringing that idea to life is the responsibility of your general contractor, who will use their knowledge and experience to develop your inspiration and turn it into a reality.
At GVD Renovations, we provide everything you need to remodel your home at an affordable price, including San Leandro general contractor services. What is the role of a contractor?
Like any other professional, a San Leandro general contractor needs the right tools to get their job done in an efficient and timely manner. At GVD Renovations, we supply all of the necessary ingredients for the successful remodeling of your home so that your contractor never has to worry about the quality or timeliness of your remodeling features.
We make it possible for your general contractor to plan and complete everything from a siding replacement, bathroom or kitchen remodel to an entire home remodel, from design throughout construction. Your contractor understands that every piece goes into creating a complete whole, and our stunning line of products makes it possible for every remodeling nuance to be considered.
Some of the San Leandro General Contracting services we offer include:
Siding San Leandro
Siding is one of the most important parts of your home. Not only does it give your home a great deal of curb appeal, but it also provides protection against the harsh elements.
As professionals in siding replacement, we at GVD Renovations are committed to your complete satisfaction every step of the way. We can clearly and accurately assess the condition of your current siding, as well as provide you with a wide range of siding samples while helping you decide between the many different types that we have to offer.
As you can see, you have a wide variety of options available for siding on your home in San Leandro. If you're not sure which one to choose, ask the experts! That's what we're here for. We can help you decide on the right type of siding for your needs and budget. You can feel confident that no matter what siding you decide on, it will be installed completely and professionally, providing your home with both beauty and protection.
Don't be surprised if your friends, family and neighbors ask about your new siding! With decades of combined experience installing all types of siding in San Leandro, GVD Renovations has the skills and knowledge to make sure your siding exceeds your expectations!
Windows - When selecting windows, your contractor will need to assess factors that include energy efficiency, style, and functionality.
Flooring - Nothing brings a room together like the choice of flooring. From hardwoods to laminates, there are advantages to every style of flooring and your contractor will help guide you through the selection process.
Contact us today to find out more about our General Contractor Services at (916) 269-0761.
When you drive up to a home and it isn’t aesthetically pleasing, your eye has a tendency to look away to more attractive looking homes. There is no reason why your home should not be one of the most appealing homes in your neighborhood. Sometimes a simple change of a door can change the whole image of your home. Siding, countertops, windows, doors, pavers or maybe the addition of a porch can give your home a new lease on life. Contact GVD Renovations today and work with our professional contractor's to see what options await you to make your home stand out in your neighborhood. Don’t hesitate to call us today for your free in-home estimate!
Between around 3500BC and 2500 BC, the first settlers of San Leandro arrived in the Bay Area. These people were probably the ancestors of the Ohlone Nation. The people who settled in the greater Southern Oakland/San Leandro/Hayward area were known as members of the Jalquin Indian Tribe. Their homeland was known as Halchis.
The Ohlone Indian tribe made full use of the abundant natural resources that could be located the vast marshlands, and surrounding Bay, as hunters and gathers. The primary sources of food were shellfish, small game, pronghorn antelope, elk, deer, waterfowl, and shorebirds.
The tribal villages in the Bay Area averaged from between 40 people to 60 people. Each village had its own land that was normally located close to a freshwater stream. There was a somewhat important Ohlone Village in San Leandro that was located at what is currently known as 152nd Avenue close to the current Fairmont Hospital. Their religion was based on animal gods and their view of the world was that in which all things were alive. This belief, known as animism, defined their understanding of how the world worked. Everything had power, willfulness, and intelligence. Therefore, all things respect. This made all acts of the Ohlone life deeply religious.
In 1769, a rather upset King Carlos III of Spain had his General of New Spain, currently Mexico, named Jose de Galvez to take immediate ownership of Alta California after the Russians established a trading post at Fort Ross. Alta California was considered by Spain to be hers after an earlier Spanish explorer had declared it to be Spanish territory in 1602.
In early 1769, Galvez combined several forces into one expedition out from Baja California. Captain Gaspar de Portola led this expedition along with Lieutenant Pedro Fages and Captain Fernando Rivera. Also along was Father Juan Crespi and Father Junipero Serra. The objective of this expedition was to travel north to Alta California to and establish military forts, known as presidios, and missions the length of the land.
In 1770, after he had assisted Lieutenant Fages, who had been promoted to Captain, establish a presidio and a mission in Monterey, along with Father Crespi he led an expedition out of Monterey in 1772 to establish a presidio and mission and to find a land route to Point Reyes in San Francisco. That same year, the expedition crossed the San Leandro plain. This expedition traveled as far as to what is currently known as Antioch and returned back to Monterey. The land route to Point Reyes wasn’t located during this expedition. In 1776, another expedition was successful at establishing a presidio and mission in San Francisco.
Some 21 missions had been founded in California, by 1823. This included the Mission San Jose, which is currently located in Fremont, and was established in 1797. The Ohlone people were enticed by the Franciscan priests to join this mission with presents of household utensils and clothing.
After the members of the Ohlone people, who were then known as neophytes, were baptized. The priests used persuasive measures and sometimes even force to make the Ohlone people live in accordance with the mission rules. After they were converted to Catholicism, they provided all of the required labor run a mission community, which included weaving, cooking, raising sheep, and growing crops. San Leandro started rounding up the cattle herds belong to the Mission and the Ohlone even became cowboys. Therefore, the area came to be known as El Rodeo de Arroyo de San Leandro. The Ohlone way of life was changed forever by this time. Once Mexico won its independence, California became a territory of Mexico in 1825.
The missions were secularized and mission herds, lands, and buildings overtaken by the Mexican government by 1834. Some of the stock and properties were awarded to faithful members of the Ohlone people. Land grants were the method of dispersing the other properties.
A man named Jose Joaquin Estudillo was awarded one of these land grants. He was the first Spanish settler to live in San Leandro and therefore considered to be the founder of San Leandro. Estudillo entered into military service at the Monterey Presidio as an adolescent. He married a woman named Juana del Carmen Martinez, at 23 years of age. Subsequently, they had 11 children that lived to become adults. Sometime later, two of his daughters married two historically significant figures of San Leandro, who were named William Heath Davis and John Ward.
There was a large population explosion in San Leandro between 1940 and 1950. During this time frame, San Leandro underwent a dramatic transition to an industrial city from an agricultural community. There was a demand for additional housing with increased employment. Where cherry orchards once thrived, new neighborhoods grew.
San Leandro is proud of its rich history and a is only beginning its remarkable progression into the future. The City will continue to make history and create a place for its future with innovation, community, industry, and leadership.